Makita Quiet Series Air Compressor Reviews
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Tired of that loud old compressor that rattles the walls? Makita has recently released a Quiet Series of high quality air compressors that do an excellent job in reducing compressor noise to a minimum.
The Makita Quiet Series includes three air compressor models. The MAC100Q is the smallest of the group and also the quietest. Emitting only 58dB, it is great for small indoor finish jobs. The larger MAC210Q and MAC320Q models provide more power for larger jobs while still keeping the noise level to a comfortable 60dB.
All three highly rated quiet air compressors feature durable hotdog style steel air tanks and wrap-around steel roll cage design. A convenient power-cord storage wrap is mounted on the end of the roll cage. Large twin air pressure gauges, pressure regulator and quick connect air fitting(s) are conveniently mounted in the front panel.
All models have low amp draw, from 2.8 amps for the 1/2 HP MAC100Q to 8.5 amps for the 1.5 HP MAC320Q. Low amperage requirements enable them to be simply plugged into any standard electrical outlet while reducing the risk of tripped breakers.
Makita Quiet Air Compressors 2023
CFM @ 90 PSI
Quietest - Only 58dB
Portable, Small & Light
Weight, Only 27.6 Lbs.
CFM @ 90 PSI
Super Quiet - 60 Db
1 HP - 7 Amps
135 PSI Max
CFM @ 90 PSI
Super Quiet - 60 dB
Powerful 2.6 CFM
Makita Quiet Series - MAC100Q - MAC210Q - MAC320Q
Makita Quiet Series Comparison
We will provide a quick comparison table of the 3 compressors in the Makita Quiet Series line. These are all well built oil free compressors announced by Makita in a 2020 press release.
MAKITA LAUNCHES NEW QUIET SERIES ELECTRIC AIR COMPRESSORS The new line of air compressors provides quiet operation for indoor performance
Here is a short excerpt from the Makita Quiet Series press release:
Quiet Series Electric Air Compressors were designed to reduce the exposure to excessive noise, while delivering professional performance. At 60 dB or less, the Quiet Series Electric Air Compressors provide quiet operation for indoor use.
The Quiet Series includes three compressors. The MAC100Q is ideal for one tool on small jobs, while the MAC210Q and MAC320Q are ideal for case and base installation, trim and finish carpentry, and other larger applications or multiple tools."
- Makita U.S.A., Inc. -
CFM @ 40 PSI
CFM @ 90 PSI
Why Choose A Quiet Series Air Compressor
Although you'll need to shell out a few extra dollars for the quietest compact air compressor models, most owners agree that the major reduction in noise pollution was well worth the added expense. In addition to being much easier on your ears, these quiet compressors can be operated indoors without disturbing others around you.
Most people don't believe how quiet these compressors are until they actually hear one in operation. Many describe the sound as that of a refrigerator running. It is very easy to carry on a normal conversation or listen to music with a quiet air compressor running.
Please note that decibel measurement uses a logarithmic scale, which simply means that a compressor with a 60-dB rating is twice as loud as one with a 50-dB rating. Not all compressor manufacturers measure decibel output the same. Some measure the dB level at a specific number of feet from the source of the sound, others use standards such as ISO 3744 etc. This means when you are comparing decibel ratings from various brands be sure that they are using the same standards or watch side by side noise level comparisons to get a good idea of which particular compressor is quieter.
Makita Corporation was founded in 1915. Back then, Makita sold and repaired electric motors. In 1958 Makita began manufacturing power tools. In 1985 Makita started manufacturing and assembling tools in Buford, Georgia.
Today, Makita is a global manufacturer of industrial power tools, including pneumatic, electric and portable battery powered tools. The Makita name is known worldwide as a manufacturer of high quality tools.
For more information about Makita U.S.A., call (800)4-MAKITA or visit makitatools.com. You can also find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools
The Bottom Line
To briefly sum it up, you won't go wrong choosing any of the Makita quiet series air compressors found in this review. In addition to producing very little noise, these are rugged, Makita quality machines. All are highly rated best-selling models with loads of 4 and 5 star Amazon reviews.
Just make sure you match the CFM output of the quiet compressor that you buy to the pneumatic tool or application, and you and your ears will be happy.